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Eric Garcetti’s Nomination As India Envoy Cleared By US Senate

New Delhi:

Eric Garcetti, President Joe Biden’s shut aide, was confirmed as US Ambassador to India after the Senate on Wednesday voted on his nomination, filling a key diplomatic place after a niche of two years.

The Senate voted 52-42 advancing the previous Los Angeles mayor’s nomination that caps off months of stasis for Garcetti.

The previous mayor’s nomination was pending earlier than the US Congress since July 2021 when he was nominated for the distinguished diplomatic posting by Biden. The place has remained vacant for greater than two years.

Mr Garcetti’s nomination was not dropped at the Senate ground for a vote over the past Congress because the ruling Democratic Occasion didn’t have sufficient help to get him by way of.

The 52-year-old was not confirmed by the Senate in President Biden’s first two years in workplace amid considerations by some lawmakers that the then-mayor had not adequately dealt with allegations in opposition to a former senior adviser of sexual assault and harassment.

President Biden renominated Garcetti to the identical place in January this 12 months.

The final US ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, stepped down in January 2021 after the change of presidency in America.

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